Syriana Reviews

  • Dec 05, 2020

    It's just too much work to keep up with everything. And it's not really even worth the effort when you finally do figure out what the hell you're watching.

    It's just too much work to keep up with everything. And it's not really even worth the effort when you finally do figure out what the hell you're watching.

  • Jun 27, 2020

    The story was ok but George Clooney transcended the script and made it interesting.

    The story was ok but George Clooney transcended the script and made it interesting.

  • Jun 27, 2020

    Ambitious and a more stylized but far less complicated than Traffic. Syriana features fine performances from Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, and George Clooney but ultimately doesn't make much of a statement with all the time it has.

    Ambitious and a more stylized but far less complicated than Traffic. Syriana features fine performances from Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, and George Clooney but ultimately doesn't make much of a statement with all the time it has.

  • Apr 26, 2020

    Intriguing, great performances, a must watch!

    Intriguing, great performances, a must watch!

  • Mar 17, 2020

    The side plot involving Matt Damon wasn't necessary, but otherwise a strong geopolitical thriller.

    The side plot involving Matt Damon wasn't necessary, but otherwise a strong geopolitical thriller.

  • Feb 17, 2020

    This movie sucks a lot. I bought it for $2 at a public library sale.

    This movie sucks a lot. I bought it for $2 at a public library sale.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Disjointed, up its own arse mess, which bores you death and make little sense.

    Disjointed, up its own arse mess, which bores you death and make little sense.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    It's some kind of complex masterpiece.

    It's some kind of complex masterpiece.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    A movie about the impact of the oil industry and petroleum politics on the Middle East, but also on world politics. Syriana is a term used by Washington think-tanks to describe a hypothetical re-shaping of the Middle East. The structure of the film is complex and dynamic, with several parallel storylines developing simultaneously and intersecting in various ways. It is well shown how the system works, especially certain of its aspects. The difference between publicly proclaimed values and what is actually carried out in practice. The difference between the lower and upper echelons of the corporate and government hierarchies, not only in terms of how well-informed each level is, but also the absence of any system or belief that is not directly related to money. Corruption is OK if it is in the national interest, between democracy and profit they will naturally choose profit, and loyalty or human life are just empty words that mean nothing. This is quite an informative, balanced, well-conceived film based on documentary material, although at the end there is a disclaimer that "all of the characters and events portrayed in it (except for incidental archival footage), are fictional".

    A movie about the impact of the oil industry and petroleum politics on the Middle East, but also on world politics. Syriana is a term used by Washington think-tanks to describe a hypothetical re-shaping of the Middle East. The structure of the film is complex and dynamic, with several parallel storylines developing simultaneously and intersecting in various ways. It is well shown how the system works, especially certain of its aspects. The difference between publicly proclaimed values and what is actually carried out in practice. The difference between the lower and upper echelons of the corporate and government hierarchies, not only in terms of how well-informed each level is, but also the absence of any system or belief that is not directly related to money. Corruption is OK if it is in the national interest, between democracy and profit they will naturally choose profit, and loyalty or human life are just empty words that mean nothing. This is quite an informative, balanced, well-conceived film based on documentary material, although at the end there is a disclaimer that "all of the characters and events portrayed in it (except for incidental archival footage), are fictional".

  • Feb 23, 2019

    U-NEXT, 2019/2 It`s complicated. Many people appear. I don`t think that it`ll be fun because I understood it.

    U-NEXT, 2019/2 It`s complicated. Many people appear. I don`t think that it`ll be fun because I understood it.